Uganda Special Edition Safari tour

Uganda Special Edition Safari Fort PartikoLet us take you on an unforgettable 10-day journey through Uganda. We’ll show you the best that the country has to offer from boat trips to the mighty Murchison Falls and safaris on the savannah plains of Queen Elizabeth National Park, to intimate meetings with chimpanzees in the Kibale forest and the endangered but amazing Rhinos of Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary.

You will be met at Entebbe International Airport by your transfer vehicle and driven to the hotel where you’ll stay for one night in a bed & breakfast.

Just five minutes away from Entebbe International Airport. Our hotel selections offer luxurious African and homely hotel rooms equipped with the charm of both local and modern-day to day comforts.

If you’d like to add a visit to Uganda Wildlife Conservation Education Centre; Ngamba Island chimpanzee sanctuary; Bussi Island bird sanctuary; Entebbe botanical gardens; Entebbe shopping malls; Uganda reptile village; Lake Victoria and beaches; local markets, city centre art gallery, we’d be happy to include them.

These can be your first steps into discovering what Ugandan beauty has to offer

 

Safari Highlights

  1. Aruu Falls
  2. Fort Partiko
  3. Game Drive
  4. Boat Cruise
  5. Top of the falls
  6. Rhino Tracking
  7. Murchison Falls 
  8. Amuru Hot springs
  9. Fort Portal city tour
  10. Equator Experience
  11. Tree Climbing Lions
  12. Chimpanzee Tracking
  13. Tooro Botanical Gardens
  14. Amabere Ga Nyanamwiru caves
  • Trip Outline
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Itineraries

Day 1

Transfer to Murchison Falls National Park via Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary

After breakfast, you will drive for 6 hours to Murchison Falls National Park with a stopover at Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, The sanctuary, which is located near the town of Nakasongola, was established in 2005 so that rhinos could be reintroduced into the region. Home to both black and white rhinos, the sanctuary is the only place in Uganda where they can be seen in the wilderness. After you've had an opportunity to go Rhino Tracking for 2 hours, we'll head over to Murchison Falls National Park.

Its most notable feature is the Victoria Nile, which runs through the park, cutting through a series of rapids and then shoots out of a narrow crack into a powerful waterfall. A boat safari will give you a close look at the magnificent falls while offering plenty of opportunities to see some of the amazing wildlife that the park is famous for along the way.

Day 2

Full Day at Murchison Falls National Park

Have fun at the park during a morning game drive. You'll need to get up early and eat something quickly before heading out to see the best sightings of the day. This is when the animals are most likely out and about when they're most visible during daylight hours. The day will be filled with exploring the various species of wildlife and birds for whom this park is famous. Elephants, buffaloes, several species of antelopes, lions, and leopards are some of the animals that you may encounter.

Later in the day, you will take a boat trip to Murchison Falls, which is one of the highlights of the day. During this 3-hour boat ride up the Victoria Nile, you will see stunning scenery, many crocodiles and hippos, buffalo, water birds, and monkeys that come down to the river for a cool drink on hot afternoons. You'll be dropped off at the base of the waterfall for your hike up to the top of it. It takes 1-1.5 hours to get there.

Day 3

Visit Fort Partiko

The fort was originally built by the Arabs as a place for them to keep their slaves. Sir Samuel Baker took control of the fort from 1872 until 1888 when he was sent to stop the Arab slave trade which was being conducted by the Arabs.
After Baker left in 1887, the fort was used for several years by Emin Pasha and then Charles Gordon when they served as governor of the Equatorial province of the British Uganda Protectorates. We will also visit Aruu Falls and the Amuru Hot Springs which have recently become a phenomenon for domestic tourists.

Day 4

Kibaale Forest National Park

After breakfast, you'll drive for five hours to Kibale National Park. The picturesque drive takes you through tea plantations, vibrant village markets, and rolling hills of the beautiful green countryside of western Uganda Kibale Forest is a large tract of dense tropical rainforest located just south of Fort Portal City.

The park is the perfect place to see Primates in Africa, including the red colobus, black and white colobuses, and chimpanzees. You will stay in Turaco Treetop-Budget rooms for two nights. Breakfast and dinner will be included. Kibale Forest‘s Turaco Treetops Lodge is a semi-luxe lodge located in the heart of Kibale National Park. It offers guests a unique experience of the forest with stunning views of the Rwenzori Mountains. Turaco Treetop Lodge is the perfect place for a chimpanzee trekking trip, where you can enjoy delicious meals, relax by the fire, read a book, play a game, and swim in the refreshing pool. It’s truly an amazing experience!

There will be a stopover in Fort portal, for a city tour and a visit to the Tooro Botanical gardens. Tooro Botanical Garden in Fort Portal, Uganda, which was established in 2004, has been working to restore 52 hectares of natural forest with native trees collected within the vicinity of the Kibale National Park. It works closely with local communities to address their livelihood issues.

And also we shall visit the Amabere Ga Nyanamwiru caves, name Amabere Ga Nyanamwiru translates as "Breasts of Nyinambwiru" with Nyinambwiru being the daughter (or possibly granddaughter) of a local usurper King who reportedly had her breasts removed so she would be unattractive to men.

After the king tried this rather drastic plan, he hid her in the cave. However, with her allure still strong, she became pregnant to the king of the Batembuzi tribe, Isaza, and later gave birth to his son, Ndahurra.

Unable to breastfeed her baby herself, she used what looked like some kind of milk dripping from the stalagmites, which seemed milky because of its high calcium content. Ndahura fulfilled a prophecy that he would be crowned king and take over Bukuku’s throne, which was rightfully Isaza‘s. Ndahura went on to form one of the great empires of the Great Lakes area of Africa. So the story goes

Day 5

Chimpanzee Trekking in Kibaale Forest National Park

After breakfast at the hotel, you will have the chance to follow an experienced guide through the forest to see the fascinating chimpanzees up close. Watching them interact with one another and go about their daily routines of grooming, playing and feeding is an incredible experience. Chimps are our closest living relatives. They share 98% of our DNA. It is not surprising at all that we find the habits of these primates so fascinating. While chimpanzees can be found in 21 different countries throughout Africa, they're most commonly seen in Uganda because of their high concentration of the species.

Later in the day, you will visit the local community and get to know its daily way of life; Or take a swamp walk at Bigod Wetland Sanctuary (home to 8 primate species and over 200 bird species), where you can see butterflies and various reptiles. For bird lovers, one of the highlights of the swamp walk is seeing the beautiful great blue turacos. Both the Community Walk (CWC) and Swamp Walk (SWW) are operated by KAFED, a registered CBO and their income is used to develop local community projects like hospitals. Let us know which walk you prefer during the day.

Day 6

Queen Elizabeth National Park

After breakfast, you'll drive for three and a half hours to Queen Elizabeth National park. This park is Uganda's most popular wildlife conservation area. The national park protects vast savannah plains, grasslands, wetlands and forests that lay at the base of the Ruwenzori Mountains. The Kazinga Channel, flowing through the park and connecting Lake George in the east with Lake Edward in the west, is the lifeblood of this park and attracts numerous animals, including elephants, lions and hippos.

Day 7

Game Drive & Boat Safari

Go for a morning game drive in a park. You'll need to get up early and eat a quick snack before heading out to see the best sights. This is when the land is cool and the animals are most active when anything is possible and sighting comes quickly. The day will be filled with birdwatching and wildlife spotting. You may encounter elephants, buffalo, several species of antelopes, lions, and leopards.

After lunch, you will take a boat safari. When the sun is high in its zenith and the animals make their trek to the river for a refreshing drink, we will head for Kazinga Channel for a thrilling boat safari (an excellent way to get close to the wildlife). For many visitors, the boat trip is the highlight of their stay at Queen Elizabeth National Park. Hippos, buffalo, several species of antelopes, lions, and leopards are some of the animals that you might encounter.

Optional Activities here include; lions tracking research trip at an additional cost of USD 100 per person; visiting Kyambura Gorge (home to several primate species including chimpanzees, the red-tailed monkey, black-and-white colobus, baboons and vervet monkeys and colourful bird species) at an additional cost of USD 50 per person.

Day 8

Lion tracking

The Uganda Carnivores Project organizes lion tracking expedi­tions in Uganda to promote lion conserva­tion through scientific research. It is one of the most exciting experiences in Uganda only done in the Queen Elisabeth National Park in the northern part of the park called Kasenyi Section where under the guidance of research trackers follow lions with Lion Calls tracing the signals of track­ers which are tied on their necks. When on a lion tracking experience, trackers can drive off a truck to find lions wherever the signals would be directing them. It involves travellers tracking down lions to their exact location, travelers have to book the experience at Uganda Wildlife Authority.

Day 9

Back to Entebbe

Have a nice last breakfast in this beautiful part of Uganda before heading out to enjoy the rich aroma and flavour of the best Ugandan coffee on an exclusive coffee plantation tour. Visit the plantation where the beans are processed by hand, as a way to conclude this 12-day tour. Sample the plantation's best products. As with all great adventures, the 12 Days Safari has ended. Time to go back to Entebbe for your next adventure. There will be a short stopover at the equator to enjoy the magical experience that comes from visiting the equator.

Day 10

Transfer to Entebbe International Airport

Now is the time to return to Entebbe airport for your flight back home Our driver will take you to the airport in plenty of time for your flight.

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